Intuitive Surgical Inc

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ISRG : NASDAQ : Health Care
$660.77 -5.00 | -0.74%
Today's Range: 657.72 - 669.56
Avg. Daily Volume: 242,200
10/27/16 - 12:58 PM ET

Financial Analysis

INTUITIVE SURGICAL INC's gross profit margin for the third quarter of its fiscal year 2016 is essentially unchanged when compared to the same period a year ago. The company managed to grow both sales and net income at a faster pace than the average competitor in its industry this quarter as compared to the same quarter a year ago. INTUITIVE SURGICAL INC is extremely liquid. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 5.06 which clearly shows the ability to cover any short-term cash needs. ISRG managed to increase the liquidity from the same period a year ago, despite already having very strong liquidity to begin with. This would indicate improved cash flow.

At the same time, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has greatly increased by 34.66% from the same quarter last year. Overall, the key liquidity measurements indicate that the company is very unlikely to face financial difficulties in the near future.

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Income Statement Q3 FY16 Q3 FY15
Net Sales ($mil)682.9589.7
EBITDA ($mil)0.0213.5
EBIT ($mil)256.4189.9
Net Income ($mil)211.0167.3

Balance Sheet Q3 FY16 Q3 FY15
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)2215.31739.7
Total Assets ($mil)6174.74682.3
Total Debt ($mil)0.00.0
Equity ($mil)5541.84115.2

Profitability Q3 FY16 Q3 FY15
Gross Profit Margin71.3171.12
EBITDA Margin0.036.2
Operating Margin37.5532.2
Sales Turnover0.420.49
Return on Assets11.6911.65
Return on Equity13.0213.25
Debt Q3 FY16 Q3 FY15
Current Ratio5.515.01
Interest Expense0.00.0
Interest Coverage0.00.0

Share Data Q3 FY16 Q3 FY15
Shares outstanding (mil)38.737.3
Div / share0.00.0
Book value / share143.2110.33
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume242811.0312586.0


BUY. INTUITIVE SURGICAL INC's P/E ratio indicates a discount compared to an average of 45.75 for the Health Care Equipment & Supplies industry and a significant premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 24.75. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 4.78 indicates a significant premium versus the S&P 500 average of 2.74 and a discount versus the industry average of 4.95. The price-to-sales ratio is well above both the S&P 500 average and the industry average, indicating a premium. Upon assessment of these and other key valuation criteria, INTUITIVE SURGICAL INC proves to trade at a discount to investment alternatives within the industry.

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  Price/Cash Flow
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ISRG 36.93 Peers 45.75   ISRG 26.25 Peers 28.28

Discount. A lower P/E ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower growth expectations.

ISRG is trading at a discount to its peers.


Average. The P/CF ratio, a stock’s price divided by the company's cash flow from operations, is useful for comparing companies with different capital requirements or financing structures.

ISRG is trading at a valuation on par to its peers.

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  Price to
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premium   discount
ISRG 27.98 Peers 24.23   ISRG 0.87 Peers 0.89

Premium. A higher price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a more expensive stock or higher future growth expectations.

ISRG is trading at a significant premium to its peers.


Average. The PEG ratio is the stock’s P/E divided by the consensus estimate of long-term earnings growth. Faster growth can justify higher price multiples.

ISRG trades at a valuation on par to its peers.

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  Earnings Growth
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lower   higher
ISRG 4.78 Peers 4.95   ISRG 28.19 Peers 21.75

Average. A lower price-to-book ratio makes a stock more attractive to investors seeking stocks with lower market values per dollar of equity on the balance sheet.

ISRG is trading at a valuation on par with its peers.


Higher. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.

ISRG is expected to have an earnings growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.

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  Sales Growth
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ISRG 10.10 Peers 9.56   ISRG 13.46 Peers 18.83

Average. In the absence of P/E and P/B multiples, the price-to-sales ratio can display the value investors are placing on each dollar of sales.

ISRG is trading at a valuation on par with its industry on this measurement.


Lower. A sales growth rate that trails the industry implies that a company is losing market share.

ISRG significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth



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